Jaclyn Narracott

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Jaclyn Narracott
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Narracott at the 2017 World Cup race in Lake Placid
Personal information
NationalityAustralian
Born (1990-11-05) 5 November 1990 (age 28)
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country Australia
SportSkeleton
Coached byChris Gaviglio, Rob Ellchuk[1]
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals16th (2018 Pyeongchang)

Jaclyn Narracott (born 5 November 1990) is an Australian skeleton racer who competes on the Skeleton World Cup circuit. She began international skeleton competition in 2012 when she joined the Australian national team; in 2011 she competed in bobsleigh for two European Cup races. Narracott has competed on the World Cup, the top level of international skeleton, since 2014; prior to that she competed on the European and North American Cups. She slides on a Bromley sled,[2] and lives and trains in Bath, England, with the British bobsleigh and skeleton athletes.[1] Australian Olympic track and bobsleigh athlete Paul Narracott is her uncle.[3] She is in a relationship with British skeleton slider Dom Parsons.[4]

Notable results[edit]

At the IBSF World Championships 2017 in Königssee, Narracott finished 17th, matching her ranking from 2016. Her best World Championship result was 16th, in 2015.[2] Her best World Cup result was 7th place at Lake Placid in 2016.[3] In 2017–18, she finished 18th in World Cup points and 21st in overall ranking, which earned Australia the continental quota spot for Oceania, and Narracott was subsequently selected to the Australian Olympic Team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.[1] (She was the only Australian woman eligible, but the Australian Olympic Committee has its own qualification requirements above and beyond the international ones.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jackie Narracott". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  2. ^ a b "Jaclyn NARRACOTT". International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  3. ^ a b Stahlhacke, Angela (13 December 2017). "Media Guide Athletes: Skeleton — Innsbruck (AUT)" (PDF). International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  4. ^ "Dom Parsons: Ten things you didn't know about GB's skeleton bronze medallist". bbc.co.uk. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.

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